New PTV Vissim/ PTV Viswalk Installation Examples ‘S-Queue With Shortcuts’

New examples for PTV Vissim / PTV Viswalk.

Today, we provide four variations of s-shaped pedestrian queuing zones where queuing aisles can be cut short. These shortcuts allow passengers to drastically reduce their walking distance at off-peak when most of the queuing area remains empty. Utilizing the new formula-based routing, a shortcut is opened as soon as the number of passengers in the next loop downstream is below a threshold value.… Read more

Compendium of research papers at the TRB 2018 – now online!

PTV Group booth at the TRB 2018 Annual Meeting

Estimated reading time: 1 minute

The documents within this research compendium were prepared and submitted to the Transportation Research Board 97th Annual Meeting a five-day conference that took place from January 7 – 11, 2018 in in Washington D.C.… Read more

Event Recap: TRB 2018 Annual Meeting in Washington D.C

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TRB 2018 was an exciting, action-packed meeting with more than 5,000 presentations in nearly 800 sessions and workshops. In conjunction with this year’s theme; Transportation: Moving the Economy of the Future, we are proud to showcase to policymakers, administrators, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of government, industry, and academic institutions our latest innovations and evolution as a brand.… Read more

How do you manage two million citizens during the Pope’s visit to Colombia?

Pope Francis greeting the crowds in his Popemobile

Pope Francis greeting the crowds in his Popemobile. Image source: Pixabay

It has been 31 years since a pope visited Colombia. Each visit symbolises unity, and this time, Pope Francis wants to promote peace. The five-day trip from 6 – 11 September draws between two to three million citizens from around the country to the capital city of Bogotá.Read more

Modelling cableway operations with PTV Vissim and PTV Viswalk

We usually associate cableways with transporting people in areas with rough terrain, for overcoming large height differences or as a tourist attraction. However, for a few years now they have increasingly been used as a means of urban transport. And exactly like classic means of transport such as buses, cars and trams, they and their passengers can be modelled with the microsimulation software PTV Vissim and the microscopic pedestrian simulation tool PTV Viswalk.Read more

New use of old technology: How high can you go with cable cars as urban mass transit system?

Mi Teleferico is an aerial cable car urban transit system in the city of La Paz, Bolivia.

Cable car technology existed more than a hundred years ago, and first saw the light of day in cities such as London, San Francisco and Naples in the form of funiculars.Read more

Pushing traffic modelling and simulation to new heights and dimensions

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Visualising traffic models with the new 3D network view of PTV Visum 16

The new releases of PTV Visum, PTV Vissim and PTV Viswalk, the world’s leading software solutions for macroscopic traffic modelling and microscopic traffic and pedestrian simulation, are now available and set new standards for assignment, visualisation and user-friendliness, and run faster than ever before.Read more